• Bankrupt Britain: Funding cuts ‘threaten to kill UK’s nuclear research programme’

    • Date: 17/12/09

    The Times: Britain’s entire nuclear research programme could collapse under funding cuts announced yesterday by the Government’s physics agency, scientists have warned. They predicted that the cuts will leave the UK incapable of training the technicians required for a planned new generation of nuclear plants. The Science and Technology Facilities Council announced which projects would […]

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  • Green taxes rise to £26.4 billion

    • Date: 17/12/09

    The Daily Telegraph: The amount the country pays in green taxes and regulations rose to £26 billion last year – £2 billion more than in 2008 – it has been claimed. A survey by the TaxPayers’ Alliance of taxes such as fuel duty suggests that the amount being paid to offset carbon emissions is greater […]

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  • David Cameron’s £20bn plan for green homes

    • Date: 15/12/09

    The Guardian: David Cameron has pledged that a Conservative government would from “day one” kickstart £20bn of investment to make millions of homes more energy-efficient in a groundbreaking green partnership with Tesco and Marks & Spencer. In a Guardian interview to coincide with the critical stage of the Copenhagen summit, the Tory leader reveals the […]

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  • Carbon Credits Boom Is Costing British Jobs

    • Date: 13/12/09

    The Sunday Telegraph: What is the connection between Dr Rajendra Pachauri, the Indian railway engineer who has been much in evidence at the Copenhagen climate conference, as chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and an Indian-owned steel company’s decision to mothball its giant Teesside steel works next month, ripping the heart out […]

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  • Corus may get £90m ‘carbon payoff’ after closing plant and axing 1,700 jobs

    • Date: 12/12/09

    Daily Mail: Steel firm Corus could qualify for millions of pounds’ worth of Government environmental credits for a plant it is closing with the loss of 1,700 jobs. The Department of Energy and Climate Change yesterday confirmed that Corus’s foreign owner, Indian steel giant Tata, was ‘likely’ to get its £90million allocation of carbon credits, […]

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  • Gordon Brown criticised for climate funds

    • Date: 11/12/09
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    The Daily Telegraph: Gordon Brown has said Britain will pay £1.5 billion to a European Union climate change project despite the British recession and his Government’s huge deficit. At an EU summit in Brussels, the Prime Minister offered to pay the money into an EU fund intended to help poorer countries to cut their carbon […]

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  • Met Office Prediction: Another ‘Barbecue’ Fiasco?

    • Date: 11/12/09

    Daily Mail: After the fiasco of this year’s ‘barbecue summer’ prediction, you might have thought the Met Office would have hesitated before making such grand statements again. But yesterday it declared that 2010 will be a ‘barbecue year’. Forecasters say it is likely to be the hottest year globally since records began nearly 160 years […]

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  • Met Office Criticised for Political Lobbying

    • Date: 11/12/09

    LONDON, 11 December 2009 – The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) today criticised the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the UK Met Office for their political intervention in the international negotiations currently taking place in Copenhagen. The Met Office claims that preliminary temperature data for 2009 show that global temperatures continue to rise and that […]

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